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Bush sets September climate conference
Terra Daily ^ | 08/03/2007 | AFP

Posted on 08/03/2007 7:51:12 AM PDT by cogitator

US President George W. Bush has invited major world economies to a multinational climate change conference in Washington on September 27-28, the White House announced Friday.

Bush has invited representatives from Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, the European Commission and United Nations, it said.

The conference, which the US president previewed on May 31, will aim to set the stage for setting a long-term goal to cut emissions of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.

"The United States is committed to collaborating with other major economies to agree on a detailed contribution for a new global framework by the end of 2008, which would contribute to a global agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change by 2009," Bush said in his invitation.

The US president, frequently accused in Europe of dragging his feet on efforts to curb climate change, said he would address the conference, which will be hosted by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

While the European Union sets climate policy for its members, Bush has asked British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi to send representatives, said White House spokeswoman Dana Perino.

The president has invited the European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso but also "wanted to make sure that these leaders, who have shown great leadership and great interest on the issue of climate change, are represented as well," she explained.


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September 27-28: Just about the right time for a 100-year hurricane to cruise up the Potomac.

The Chesapeake/Potomac Hurricane of August 23, 1933

One other note: given the most recent investigations of the Asian "brown cloud", it'd be nice if China and India commented on their emissions control policies.

1 posted on 08/03/2007 7:51:16 AM PDT by cogitator
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To: DaveLoneRanger; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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2 posted on 08/03/2007 7:51:49 AM PDT by cogitator
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To: cogitator

I sure hope they offer Mexican food.


3 posted on 08/03/2007 7:52:49 AM PDT by SolidWood (UN delenda est.)
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To: cogitator

I’m torn on this. It would be easy to say that President Bush has given in to the environmental whackos.

But if this conference can kill Kyoto once and for all, and put more pressure on the ChiComs to reduce the amount of pollution, that would be a good thing.


4 posted on 08/03/2007 7:54:12 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: dfwgator

This conference is set to kill Kyoto and set new regulations according to US standards. That is a good thing.


5 posted on 08/03/2007 7:56:08 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush.)
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To: cogitator

The payback to corporate interests who want to participate in the extremely lucrative phony “carbon offsets” trading is all that Global Warming phobia is about.


6 posted on 08/03/2007 8:00:10 AM PDT by traditional1
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To: cogitator

I’d be a whole lot happier if the list of invited nations included Denmark, and there was word that the Danish delegation would include Henrik Svensmark.

Next time you’re in a debate with an anthropogenic global warming advocate, be sure to ask him or her about the antarctic temperature anomaly:

Antarctic temperatures fluctuate out of phase with the rest of the globe—it gets colder there when everywhere else is warming up, and warmer there when everywhere else is cooling (at least since the last ice age, and I think much further back on ice core evidence). Svensmark’s theory that global warming is caused by increased shielding of the earth from cosmic rays by increased solar magnetism leading to decreased cloud formation explains it: the antarctic is the only region where the surface albedo is so high that cloud formation is a warming effect, everywhere else it is a cooling effect. (He also has experimental proof that cosmic ray tracks are important in cloud formation.) Neither the (anthropogenic) greenhouse gas theory nor simply attributing global warming to increased solar radiance explains the antarctic anomaly, while Svensmark’s theory does.


7 posted on 08/03/2007 8:04:14 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: cogitator

Proposed Agenda:

— OPENING OF CONFERENCE —

11:00 AM - Climate Changes: Puny man can do NOTHING about it. This remains God’s domain.

12:00 PM - Sack lunch featuring cold tuna fish salad on wheat bread.

— CLOSE OF CONFERENCE —

1:00 PM - Board refurbished school buses for ride to airport.

Air fare home to be paid PERSONALLY by specific attendees. No exceptions.


8 posted on 08/03/2007 8:10:51 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: EyeGuy
From the WashPost article on this:

"In his invitation, Bush said representatives would talk about ways the major world economies would _ by the end of 2008 _ agree upon a post-2012 framework that could include a long-term global goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. He said they also would talk about working with the private sector to promote clean energy technologies."

That MIGHT take longer than an hour.

9 posted on 08/03/2007 8:16:12 AM PDT by cogitator
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To: cogitator

Deosn’t he have something important to do that week?

Like defeating Iran or closing the borders?


10 posted on 08/03/2007 8:25:36 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: cogitator

“That MIGHT take longer than an hour.”

Undoubtedly.

Bureaucrats are unmatched in their ability to waste time over things they can do NOTHING about; in this case the global warming mythology.

I think they should tack on a few more days to remedy that nasty “hole” in the ozone layer that no one talks about any more.


11 posted on 08/03/2007 8:30:14 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: jveritas; All
This conference is set to kill Kyoto and set new regulations according to US standards. That is a good thing.

It's not.

This week's two-day meeting on climate change was a prelude to a high-level gathering on September 24 on the same subject.

[snip]

International agreement on such a tax would take a long time, de Boer said, and it might take even longer to get the tax proceeds to the United Nations to deal with global warming.

Speaking at a news conference during the first full-scale UN meeting dedicated to climate change, de Boer said individual nations, including the Netherlands, have already put environmentally friendly taxes in place.

However, he said national taxes do not offer predictable progress in curbing the human-generated greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, though they may offer predictable revenues.

He favored so-called cap-and-trade laws, which limit carbon emissions and offer a way for those who emit more than the limit to buy carbon credits from those who emit less.

"What the business community is calling for at the moment is long-term certainty, clear emissions caps imposed by governments so that they know what kind of investment decisions they have to make," de Boer said.

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has said climate-warming emissions must be reduced by 50% by 2050, but without investment to curb climate change, emissions could rise by 50% instead, de Boer said.

$100 billion to make energy 'green'

De Boer said the world would probably invest $20 trillion over the next 20 to 25 years to meet the energy demand that goes with economic growth.

To make these investments "green" would require an additional investment of perhaps $100 billion a year, he said.

De Boer said he was encouraged by comments at this meeting from developing nations that recognize the need to combat climate change - which hits the world's poorest countries disproportionately hard - even as their economies grow.

Typical were comments by Faisal Saleh Hayat, Pakistan's environment minister, who spoke on behalf of the Group of 77 developing nations and China.

"Climate change poses serious risks and challenges particularly to developing countries and therefore demands urgent global action and response," Hayat said at Wednesday's meeting. "The Group of 77 and China see these discussions as an integral part of the wider sustainable development debate."

This week's two-day meeting on climate change was a prelude to a high-level gathering on September 24 on the same subject.

This will be followed by an international meeting in Bali, Indonesia, in December, meant to begin discussions on the future of the fight against climate change.

The United States did not join the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on climate change and rejects mandatory limits on greenhouse emissions, but President George W Bush has agreed with other industrialized nations to negotiate a new climate pact to extend and broaden the Kyoto Protocol beyond 2012.

Washington's UN envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, told Wednesday's gathering that the United States was committed to stabilizing greenhouse gases, and recognizes "the fundamental connections among the issues of energy security, climate change, and sustainable economic development."

Also bear in mind, Bush will just be coming from a conference in Canada, August 20-21.

12 posted on 08/03/2007 8:42:04 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: All
$100 billion to make energy 'green'

De Boer said the world would probably invest $20 trillion over the next 20 to 25 years to meet the energy demand that goes with economic growth.

To make these investments "green" would require an additional investment of perhaps $100 billion a year, he said.

Now, imagine the corrupt un with all that money under their control.

13 posted on 08/03/2007 8:47:16 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: EyeGuy
I think they should tack on a few more days to remedy that nasty “hole” in the ozone layer that no one talks about any more.

That's probably because what needed to be done was actually done.

14 posted on 08/03/2007 8:47:22 AM PDT by cogitator
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To: processing please hold

President Bush will not follow Kyoto and he will not impose a tax increase for the environment.


15 posted on 08/03/2007 8:49:32 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush.)
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To: jveritas
How do you know? Are you one of his advisers that you would have this information?

I bet you also thought he would build a fence and protect our borders from the invaders and not support the immigration shamnesty as well.

16 posted on 08/03/2007 8:53:09 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: cogitator

Here is MoveOn.org’s counter efforts on Bush’s climate conference:


Dear MoveOn member,

President Bush isn’t just blocking progress on climate change here at home—he’s making a full-court press to pull back the rest of the world as well. But if we join with progressives beyond our borders, we can stop him.

Bush has made no secret of his opposition to global climate treaties. But now, our international sister organization, Avaaz.org, is hearing from top officials in foreign governments about a new surge of pressure. Bush is apparently quietly sending envoys to governments around the world—a last-ditch effort to derail the climate movement’s worldwide momentum before treaty negotiations this autumn.

Avaaz.org is launching an emergency drive to mobilize its members around the world—organizing, country by country, to resist Bush and press forward on climate change. And they’ve asked for our help.

A donor has pledged to match contributions from MoveOn members, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000—enough to dramatically broaden Avaaz’s organizing power on every continent. Can you help to fund this emergency global climate campaign? Click here to donate:

::URL edited out::

Normally, as Americans, we focus our energy on changing US policies—in part because they have such a big impact on the rest of the world. But at this moment, one of the most powerful ways to fight climate change is to support progressives in other countries who are fighting to ensure that their governments stand strong against Bush.

This fall, negotiations begin on the next global climate treaty. It’s make-or-break time, and activists around the world are looking for our support.

Here’s what Avaaz is planning:

* In September, 21 world leaders will meet at a major summit in Australia. Bush will try to lobby Russia, China, and Japan on climate change. But Avaaz will preempt him, with a massive media campaign in key capital cities around the world—from full-page newspaper ads to television spots, all demanding progress on global warming

* Weeks later, the United Nations Secretary-General will host an emergency session on climate change in New York—with 100 heads of state invited. In the United States, government leaders are used to receiving thousands of online messages. But most world governments will never have experienced a MoveOn-style campaign—at least, until they are flooded with messages from Avaaz members before the UN session, calling on them to stand up to Bush.

* This December, as governments gather in Bali to begin hammering out the specifics of the global climate treaty, the Avaaz team will monitor the negotiations hour by hour—and send dispatches to people standing by to mobilize instant protests in any country in danger of caving in to Bush on climate change. It’s democracy in action at a worldwide scale.

Avaaz (which means “voice” in many languages) launched just five months ago, co-founded by a small team of campaigners from four continents. The idea: bring MoveOn-style people-powered politics to the whole world. Already this year, it has caught fire—growing by more than 20,000 people a week. THey now have over 1.1 million members. This is their biggest campaign yet. And they need our help.

It is frustrating to hear what Bush is doing overseas, all in our name. But even if our government is on the wrong side, we, as Americans, have a chance to join with folks everywhere to confront climate change. We can block Bush’s plan, help secure the future of our planet—and send a message to the world’s people that Americans stand with them. Thanks to the matching grant, every dollar we give will be doubled. Click here to donate:

::URL edited out::

Thanks for all you do.


President Bush BUMP!


17 posted on 08/03/2007 9:02:28 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: cogitator

“That’s probably because what needed to be done was actually done.”

Yes, that is correct.
What “needed to be done” was to begin ignoring a “problem” that never existed in the first place.


18 posted on 08/03/2007 9:03:36 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: cogitator
>>>>One other note: given the most recent investigations of the Asian "brown cloud", it'd be nice if China and India commented on their emissions control policies.

Here is more on the Asian brown cloud. Note, below India has found viruses in it.

And every year, they pollute the rest of us.

Excerpt:

China - April 6 and 7 - A series of huge sandstorm events called "the worst of the spring season" develop over Mongolia and sweep across western China reducing visibilities to near zero and making ground transportation all but impossible. The resulting huge aerosol cloud mass is picked up by orbiting earth satellites as it forms over China and heads out to sea.

(snip)

This Asian Haze event has been officially confirmed by:

* Jay R. Herman, Principal Investigator for TOMS Aerosol/UV projects, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
* Officials at the Naval Research Laboratory in Monterey, California
* Gene Feldman, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
* Russ Schnell, Director of Observatory Operations, NOAA, Boulder, Co.

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On April 6 and 7, a series of huge sandstorm events developed over Mongolia and swept across western China and subsequently produced a huge aerosol cloud that was observed by orbiting earth satellites.

(snip)

Dangerous Levels of Metallic Substances detected in latest 'yellow dust' from China
[Mar. 10, 2001]

"The latest seasonal winds from China, known as "yellow dust," which blanketed the nation earlier this week twice, carried 16 times more metallic substances than last year's, a research institute said yesterday, sounding health alarms over the dust mass.

There are no immediate measures to prevent the coming of the so-called "gatecrasher of spring" that causes eye, nose and respiratory illnesses. Experts say that it is best to remain indoors and if one has to go out, to wear a mask.

The yellow dust phenomenon happens after sandstorms are created in the inland deserts in northern China, usually during dry spring weather, by strong convection of currents of warm and cold air that sweeps soil particles up to high altitudes.

They typically rise to a height of 3 km to 5 km before blowing eastward at some 30 meters per second, crossing the West Sea before arriving in South Korea in two to three days.

In addition to potential health problems, the dust in extreme cases can cause visibility problems for pilots, hinder the operation of precision machinery and impair the growth of agricultural products.

There were reports the dust may have carried the viruses that caused a deadly foot-and-mouth epidemic that hit the nation's livestock industry last year.

NASA sets up it's own annual tracking of this mysterious dust cloud event:

From NASA


Background about the China Dust Storm

A Siberian cold front caused large dust storms to be created in northwestern China's Inner Mongolia region and Gansu province. As these storms hovered over northern China, they ushered in the worst period of air pollution in six years. Air quality in the capital city of Beijing reached hazardous levels, and elderly people and children were warned to stay indoors. At this latitude on the globe the air moves from west to east, so the dust storm which originated in China will move towards Japan. However, the storm is expected to weaken as it enters the Bohai Sea and the East China Sea. South Korea, which also lies in the storm's path, was also greatly affected, and the storm was its second-worst this year. The dust is actually a combination of sand from the Gobi Desert and chemicals from Chinese industrial cities that blow to the Korean Peninsula from westerly winds in April and May, reducing visibility and filling the country's skies with a thick blanket.

2007 tracking of the China dust cloud

19 posted on 08/03/2007 9:04:47 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: cogitator
Save the environment,
kill an environmentalist.
20 posted on 08/03/2007 9:08:36 AM PDT by TheDon (The DemocRAT party is the party of TREASON! Overthrow the terrorist's congress!)
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To: processing please hold

See post 17. MoveOn is trying to stop Bush from working against Kyoto.


21 posted on 08/03/2007 9:16:19 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: The_Reader_David

How could they also not include all-and I mean all-of the third world countries that truly are heavy polluters? I would think that Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia-in fact, most of the African continent, Cuba, El Salvador, Belorussia, Ukraine, Haiti, Dominican Republic, etc. are all heavy polluters and have been for quite some time.


22 posted on 08/03/2007 9:17:01 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: Calpernia
Climate change conversion:

[snip]

PRESIDENT BUSH claims that his sudden and dramatic about-face on climate change is motivated by the emergence of new scientific findings. I would like to believe that it is so. However, I suspect that things are not as simple as that.

[snip]

All in all, maybe it is not a surprise that after having heckled from the sidelines for so long, Bush is trying to reinsert the United States at the center of global climate politics. The surprise is that he did not try to do so earlier.

Article HERE

23 posted on 08/03/2007 9:43:29 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: Calpernia
Here's another. He's moving over, Calpernia.

Bush Weighs Range of Emission Caps

24 posted on 08/03/2007 9:52:31 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: processing please hold

Adil Najam teaches International Negotiation and Diplomacy. He is also an activist WITH Avaaz.org and speaks their positions on Voice of America.


25 posted on 08/03/2007 9:56:18 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: processing please hold

No PPH. You are falling for a propaganda campaign from MoveOn.org.


26 posted on 08/03/2007 9:58:26 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
No, I'm not falling for them at all. If the September meeting proves me wrong I will apologize for having misjudged him on this one aspect.

Can you explain the article from The Wall Street Journal?

UN climate debate tries to kick-start new treaty

We'll have to wait and see exactly what comes out of that conference before we will know for sure if Bush has swung over to the whole global warming cr@p.

New Treaty? I wonder what that 'NEW TREATY' will look like.

27 posted on 08/03/2007 10:14:27 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: Calpernia
US President George W. Bush has invited major world economies to a multinational climate change conference in Washington on September 27-28, the White House announced Friday.

Bush has invited representatives from Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, the European Commission and United Nations, it said.

The first two sentences should send out alarm bells. This is his party. If something wasn't in the offing, why call an international conference?

28 posted on 08/03/2007 10:18:36 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: processing please hold

No, I’ve not read that one yet.


29 posted on 08/03/2007 10:20:04 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: processing please hold

This is the conference that was set up that moveon is propaganding against in the email I posted to you.


30 posted on 08/03/2007 10:27:20 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: processing please hold

did you read my post 17? This is the conference that MoveOn is talking about.


31 posted on 08/03/2007 10:28:21 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
This conference in September will be a un general assembly meeting. Are you saying moveon dictates what the un has on their agenda?

Are we talking about two different conferences?

32 posted on 08/03/2007 10:41:35 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: Calpernia
did you read my post 17?

Yes I did. This is an email after the fact.

Their way of fighting against what they think Bush will do-fight against climate control.

If my gut feeling is correct on what will happen at the un conference, they won't be able to complain again about Bush not giving climate control its due.

33 posted on 08/03/2007 10:48:52 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: processing please hold
I know his record and I know that he is not going to raise taxes for the environment or accepts the Kyoto agreement because he said so many times. When he does otherwise we will talk but I am sure that he is not going to do it.
34 posted on 08/03/2007 10:58:55 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush.)
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To: EyeGuy
What “needed to be done” was to begin ignoring a “problem” that never existed in the first place.

I'm curious; are you saying that a) the ozone hole doesn't exist, b) that stratospheric ozone depletion isn't human-caused, or c) that limitations on the use of CFCs were not necessary to stop the increase rate of stratospheric ozone destruction?

If you are saying any of those things, you are incorrect. Before launching a tirade at me, read the following for content:

The Antarctic Ozone Hole

35 posted on 08/03/2007 11:13:21 AM PDT by cogitator
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To: Calpernia
That's very nice stuff, but the Asian brown cloud is not the same as dust from Asia. The Asian brown cloud is a haze of organic pollutants and smoke (over India, cooking fires are a major contributor; over China, coal-fired electricity plants and coal-burning factories are the problem) that lies over the Indian Ocean, Indonesia, and parts of the South China Sea.

Wikipedia: Asian Brown Cloud (Google will find you lots of links, Wikipedia is just very convenient to start with)

36 posted on 08/03/2007 11:17:21 AM PDT by cogitator
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To: jveritas
I am sure that he is not going to do it.

I pray your trust in him is proven.

When I read an article such as this, I wonder how far he will go into this climate-global-environmental fraud.

On May 31, 2007, President Bush Announced U.S. Support For An Effort To Develop A New Post-2012 Framework On Climate Change By The End Of 2008. The plan recognizes that it is essential that a new framework include both major developed and developing economies that generate the majority of greenhouse gas emissions and consume the most energy, and that climate change must be addressed in a way that enhances energy security and promotes economic growth.

Under The President’s Proposal, The United States Will Convene The Major Emitters And Energy Consumers To Advance And Complete The New Framework By The End Of 2008.

* The U.S. remains committed to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and we expect the new framework to complement ongoing UN activity.
* The President’s proposal breaks new ground in advancing areas of common interest between developed countries and the major emerging economies.
* The effort will build on and advance U.S. relations with the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate and other technology and bilateral partnerships.

The President’s Proposal Is Based On The Principle That Climate Change Must Be Addressed By Fostering Both Energy Security And Economic Security, By Accelerating The Development And Deployment Of Transformational Clean Energy Technologies.

* The participants will develop parallel national commitments to promote key clean energy technologies.
* The proposal seeks to bring together the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters and energy consumers.
* In creating a new framework, the major emitters will work together to develop a long-term global goal to reduce greenhouse gasses.
* Each country will work to achieve this emissions goal by establishing its own ambitious mid-term national targets and programs, based on national circumstances.
* They will ensure advancement towards the global goal with a review process that assesses each country’s performances.

The President Proposes That All Countries Work Within The UN Process To Strengthen Programs Addressing
* Land management- Such as sustainable forestry and protecting the worlds forests;
* Energy efficiency;
* Advancing global transfer and adoption of clean energy technologies.

The United States Will Continue To Play A Leadership Role In Supporting Global Adoption Of Clean Technology By Promoting Low-Cost Capital Sources To Finance Investment In Development And Deployment Of Transformational Clean Energy Technologies.

* We will discuss ways to encourage more investment in developing nations – by making low-cost financing options for clean energy a priority for the international development banks. We will also work to conclude talks with other nations on eliminating tariffs and other barriers to clean energy technologies and services by the end of this year.
* America is leading the way with clean energy technology and is stepping up efforts to make advanced energy technology commercially viable.

1. We are working to expand the use of clean coal technology, solar and wind energy, and clean, safe nuclear power.
2. We are expanding the use of hybrid and clean diesel vehicles and biodiesel fuel. 3. We are continuing to invest in new methods of producing ethanol – using everything from wood chips, to grasses, to agricultural wastes.
4. We are pressing on with battery research for plug-in hybrid vehicles that can be powered by electricity from a wall-socket instead of gasoline.
5. We are continuing research into advanced hydrogen-powered vehicles that emit pure water instead of exhaust fumes.

Today's Actions Build On The President's Continued Commitment To Our Energy Security And Our Environment

Since The President Took Office, The Federal Government Has Invested $12 Billion To Develop Cleaner, Cheaper, And More Reliable Energy Sources. We have now reached a pivotal moment where advances in technology are creating new ways to improve energy security, strengthen national security, and protect the environment. The President's "Twenty in Ten" goal will help achieve all these priorities.

The President Has Devoted $37 Billion To Climate Change-Related Activities Since 2001. The President has requested an additional $7.4 billion for FY 2008 – $205 million more than this year. This amount would support a wide range of climate change-related research, development, and deployment programs, voluntary partnerships, and international aid efforts.

The President Has Twice Increased Fuel Economy Standards For Light Trucks, Covering Model Years From 2005 Through 2011. The two actions cumulatively raised light truck fuel economy standards from 20.7 mpg prior to 2005, to 24 mpg in 2011. These actions are expected to save 14 billion gallons of fuel over the life of the affected vehicles, and reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by 107 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.

We Are Well On Track To Meet – And Currently Projected To Exceed – The President's 2002 Goal Of Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emission Intensity 18 Percent By 2012. U.S. greenhouse gas intensity declined by 2.5 percent in 2005, much faster than the average decline of 1.9 percent over the 1990-2005 period.

37 posted on 08/03/2007 11:24:12 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: cogitator

And the hole remains.


38 posted on 08/03/2007 11:26:23 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Calpernia

Can we all adopt a highway, too?


39 posted on 08/03/2007 11:28:09 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: cogitator

All the data here ends in 1995, doesn’t that sort of reinforce the notion that the attention has shifted to something newer and better?


40 posted on 08/03/2007 11:41:14 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: processing please hold

I’m sorry, I didn’t understand that post.


41 posted on 08/03/2007 12:03:07 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: cogitator

I’m not sure it is a separate. Have you followed the tracking at NASA?


42 posted on 08/03/2007 12:07:37 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
I apologize for not making much sense lately. 5 gk living here for nearly 2 months is taking it's toll I guess. LOL

On your post 17, that was sent out by moveon-correct?

If so, this is their battle plan against Bush. Here is the invitation sent out by the WH.

Invitation to Meeting of Major Economies on Energy Security and Climate Change

August 2, 2007

Dear Prime Minister:

In recent years, science has deepened our understanding of climate change and opened new possibilities for confronting it. I was pleased to join the other G-8 Leaders in June in recognizing the vital need for the major economies to work together to achieve the common objectives of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, increasing energy security and efficiency, and sustaining economic growth. The G-8 Leaders also welcomed my proposal, announced on May 31, 2007, that the United States convene the major economies to further these objectives. The United States is committed to collaborating with other major economies to agree on a detailed contribution for a new global framework by the end of 2008, which would contribute to a global agreement under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change by 2009.

To this end, I have asked Secretary Rice to host a meeting of major economies in Washington, D.C., on September 27 - 28, 2007. I intend to address the conference. At this meeting, we would seek agreement on the process by which the major economies would, by the end of 2008, agree upon a post-2012 framework that could include a long-term global goal, nationally defined mid-term goals and strategies, and sector-based approaches for improving energy security and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, we expect to place special emphasis on how major economies can, in close cooperation with the private sector, accelerate the development and deployment of clean technologies, a critical component of an effective global approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We plan to follow this initial session with a series of meetings throughout 2008 to further refine our plans and accelerate our progress on this important challenge.

I am pleased to invite your country, along with other major economies and the U.N., to participate in this meeting. To assure a focused and productive discussion, I ask that you kindly designate a senior official who will personally represent you in this process and a delegation of up to three additional senior officials able to address the environmental, energy security, and economic aspects of climate change. This could include representatives from your energy, transportation, environment, finance, commerce, or foreign ministries. James L. Connaughton, Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality, will serve as my personal representative, and our delegation will consist of senior officials responsible for economic, energy, and climate policy. The U.S. delegation will be in contact with your representatives in the coming weeks to finalize the agenda.

I look forward to working together to find a global solution to these critical challenges.

Sincerely,

George W. Bush

What I'm trying to say-and failing miserably at, the email from moveon is to pressure Bush into agreeing with the upcoming conference on climate control. We, the US, according to them, are a thorn in the side of the enviro wackos.

I will be on tender hooks waiting for the conclusion of this conference to see what comes out of it.

I see this move by Bush as a move to join world opinion when it comes to the environment.

The moveoner's hate Bush so much they can't see straight. If he capitulates to any part of the Kyoto agreement, I see a carbon tax somewhere down our road.

43 posted on 08/03/2007 12:20:16 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: Calpernia
As an afterthought.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, is here on vacation and will be at the conference. It was reported in June that Sarkozy would travel at the invitation of U.S. President George W. Bush to New York and Washington at the end of September.

Just an fyi. :)

44 posted on 08/03/2007 12:29:07 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: processing please hold

Yes, MoveOn sent out that email to endorse Avaaz.org’s efforts.


45 posted on 08/03/2007 12:31:09 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

Thank you. I’ve never heard of them before this. I googled them just now and-wow.


46 posted on 08/03/2007 12:39:57 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: processing please hold
You can't see the trees for the woods. There are two things you need to be looking at.

First, the SCOTUS decision on regulating tailpipe CO2 is a tipping point, even tho Bush has delayed it til the next prez.

Second, political consensus will be reached by the Senate this fall. Either Bingaman's bill, Lieberman-Warner's, or some combination of the two.

47 posted on 08/03/2007 12:43:24 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: processing please hold

That editorial you found from Adil Najam, if you through him in the google machine with them and voice of america, you will see some of the positions he takes on for them too.


48 posted on 08/03/2007 12:46:09 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Ben Ficklin
Isn't mcpain on Liebermans bill?

Bingaman's buy carbon credit scam?

No matter which way this turns, the American tax payer is gonna get skrewed.

49 posted on 08/03/2007 12:56:33 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: Calpernia

Thanks. From scanning his hits, they are a perfect match made in hell.


50 posted on 08/03/2007 12:58:06 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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